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February 27, 2014

The Failure of Test-Based Accountability

In an ongoing series of posts about accountability, Marc Tucker discusses the damaging effects that test-based accountability has had on the profession of teaching.

February 21, 2014

NCLB, California and Accountability in All Its Guises

Marc Tucker explains that there is no evidence that test-based accountability, for schools or for teachers, actually improves student achievement.

December 26, 2013

Response to the Brookings Institution Attack on PISA

Marc Tucker and Andreas Schleicher respond to charges from Tom Loveless that the PISA results for Shanghai are suspect.

October 10, 2013

Testing and ESEA Reauthorization: The Moment of Truth

Marc Tucker argues that the next version of ESEA should require tests that actually measure higher order thinking skills and, at the same time, require accountability testing no more than three times in a student's career.

May 18, 2013

The Common Core and Disadvantaged Students

Marc Tucker addresses recent backlash against the Common Core State Standards and explains why they will benefit disadvantaged students.

April 18, 2013

MOOCs: More Social Mobility or Less?

Marc Tucker takes a look at the rise of MOOCs from the perspective of social mobility.

April 12, 2013

The Myth of Education as the 'Great Equalizer'

Marc Tucker explains why our education system fails to offset social inequities.

September 05, 2012

8 Problems With the Common Core State Standards? I Don't Think So

Marc Tucker responds to educator Marion Brady's objections to the common core state standards.

February 07, 2012

Resilience and the Disadvantaged Student

Marc Tucker examines the OECD data on disadvantaged students who succeed in school.

January 12, 2012

NCLB and the Issue of Accountability

Marc Tucker reflects on how ESEA and NCLB treated the issue of accountability.

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